Calcium sulfite, or calcium sulphite, is a chemical compound which is the calcium salt of sulfurous acid with the molecular formula CaSO3.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
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European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved
Germany
Approved
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Malta
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Synthetic substance - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: Chemical Preservative.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Banned in some countries - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: The Sulphites, are known to be a problem for asthmatics.

Hampshire County Council

Banned in some countries - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: A calcium salt of sulphurous acid, see E222. Used not only as a preservative but also as a firming agent and disinfectant. Typical products include wine, fruit juice, canned fruit and vegetables, fruit pickles and preserves. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - no

E226 - Calcium sulfite: Not permitted in Australia. Gastric irritation, Reduction of Vitamins B and E, Asthma.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E226 - Calcium sulfite: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

calcium sulphite

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

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